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MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
texas senator john cornyn, who has decided to make himself the de facto leader of the hagel opposition. >> the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense has already done damage to the united states' credibility in its attempt to deny iran a nuclear weapon. >> hagel is also likely to face questions about his position on gay rights after his 1998 comments, criticizing a u.s. ambassador nominee as openly, aggressively gay. hagel apologized and that former adviser, james hormel, now supports hagel's nomination. but much of the opposition to hagel is rooted in his loud split with the republican party over the iraq war and skepticism about his willingness to use force. in an interview with cnn, vice president biden argued that hagel is no dove. >> the idea of getting engaged in a ground war, in a country that's in transition is not a precipitation any military man would suggest. >> in many ways, obama's pick of hagel, who he forged a relationship with in the senate, then traveled with to afghanistan and iraq in july of 2008, along with cia nominee john brennan and incomin
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
and believe these republican senators were simply tougher on hagel than they were on john kerry or on john brennan because they view hagel as a turncoat, but, wow, did hagel just sit there and allow himself to get flogged. >> i have already stated that i regret the terminology. i've already noted that i -- that i should have used another term. the bigger point is what i was saying, i think -- what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized. i should have said recognized instead of legitimate. i said it, and i don't remember the context or when i said it. well, i've said what i said. i've said many, many things over many years. that's what i should have said, and thank you. >> notice the pattern there. anyway, time and time again hagel would get hammered, beaten up by republicans, fumble, and the democratic senators would have to jump in and bail him out. the most painful example? when hagel stumbled on iran saying the obama administration supports containment and calling iran an elected legitimate government. >> i've just been handed a note tha
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
stands made him a very effective player. i think it was no coincidence that john boehner wanted him to be -- >> in the room. >> in the room. >> if there was one area that it seemed that no matter what he tried this didn't work, it was housing. what did he say about that? >> i didn't talk to him about housing, though i've heard him speak about housing before. andssential argument was that the money used in stabilizing the housing market could be much more effectively used in a fiscal stimulus. so trying to public money into rea reducing foreclosures -- >> they put -- >> they put relatively little amount of money. his argument was that money was much better spent on the payroll tax cut or on the stimulus package. >> the other message was that he said the parties aren't that far apart. they seemed to be fairly close and then the republicans seemed to walk away from that deal the second time. what did he mean by that? >> i think what he means is that given what we did on spending last year, given this tax increase that we got, we've essentially done three quarters of the problem. the re
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
. senator john mccain has been very blunt about the self-interest of the republican party. >> one, as i've stated before elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. >> when mccain has come quite a bit aways in the last several years. he was forced to the right in 2010 on this issue. >> complete the dang fence. >> it will work this time. >> senator, you're one of us. >> now defending the president's policies to critics. in a release fascinating release, a frequently asked question, little faq sent out by a senate office and he also was defending the president's policies on fox on this one. >> is it not realistic to think that a nation such as ours could not secure our borders? is that not realistic? come on. of course, we can secure our borders. >> mccain in that release noted that one of the things that has changed since 2007, a net zero migration right now from mexico when it comes to immigration. by the way, mccain's camaraderie in arms, senator chuck schumer has also been involved in this issue for many years. here he is back in 1986 whe
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
senator john mccain said he appreciated the president's speech, meaning he didn't criticize it, rubio released a statement that was more critical saying "the president's speech left the impression that he believes reforming immigration quickly is more important than reforming immigration right." but don't be misled here. here's something this debate is not about, wls obama wants to use immigration as a way 0 club republicans or get a bill. it's not a question. the idea that anyone outside of political partisans believe that the president doesn't want to actually sign legislation now to fulfill a campaign promise is a bit naive. maybe that was the calculus in 2010. it was not the calculus this time. sure the president is using campaign tactics to pressure congress but he wants the legislative win. he already got the political win. it's called a second term. finally, friday is hillary clinton's last day in office. now that her successor has been confirmed, she is talking to the press, including andrea mitchell in a series of exit interviews. yesterday clinton weighed in on what may be t
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)